Health and Exercise Sciences

  • Abbie Smith Joins UNC-EXSS as Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology.

    September 7, 2011

    Abbie Smith, PhD, CSCS joined the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as an assistant professor in July, 2011. Dr. Smith completed her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (Kirksville, MO) in Health and Exercise Sciences, and she completed her graduate work in Exercise Physiology from the University […]

  • Unforgettable Adventure to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

    August 9, 2011

    As part of a 5-week special topics course in exercise science this summer, 8 students accompanied Dr. Jennifer Hurst on an eleven day field excursion trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming. While in the parks the class did several hikes, including some students who hiked 18 miles roundtrip through Cascade Canyon to 9200 foot high Solitude Lake […]

  • Former Truman Student Athlete Accepts Coaching Position at Colgate University

    May 6, 2011

    (From gocolgateraiders.com) HAMILTON, N.Y. (5/4/11) – Colgate University Director of Athletics David Roach introduced Nicci Hays Fort today (Wednesday, May 4) at a press conference. Hays Fort becomes the ninth head coach of the Colgate women’s basketball program, after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach at DePaul University (2006-11). She served as […]

  • Minner Scholarship Formed Through Truman Foundation

    A scholarship fund honoring Sam Minner, the outgoing Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education, and his wife Joan has been established at the Truman State University Foundation. Minner joined Truman in 2000 as Division Head and Professor of Education. He was named Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education in […]

  • Physical Plant Receives Bulldog Award

    May 5, 2011

    University President Troy D. Paino presents members of the Physical Plant with the Bulldog Award April 19. The Health and Exercise Science Department, represented by Chris Lantz (pictured top left), nominated the Physical Plant for their help in moving to new offices. The Bulldog Award recognizes “shared team achievement” for outstanding customer service practices. Faculty […]

  • HES Faculty Team Earns TruFit Award

    April 27, 2011

    “Team Zingo”, comprised of Michael Bird, Evonne Bird, Melody Jennings, and Chris Lantz,  was recently awarded the Top Step Takers award for compiling the most steps in the 1st TruFit Walking Incentive Program.

  • Jensen Initiated as Phi Beta Kappa

    April 26, 2011

    Lauren Elizabeth Jensen, BS in Health Science, BA in Psychology was selected for Phi Beta Kappa and was initiated on Sunday, April 17 to Delta of Missouri Chapter. In January of 2001, Truman was the fourth campus in the state to receive a Phi Beta Kappa charter. Truman is only the second public Missouri university […]

  • SPHA Accepts Donation

    April 19, 2011

    SPHA students presented 6 Puppet Pals sessions in Missouri elementary schools this academic year to assist the NEMO AHEC fulfill a requirement of an education grant ($75X6=$450).  The students received gas cards for travel to the schools.  Because SPHA members completed this project as service to the NEMO AHEC, Michelle donated the grant money (that […]

  • Exercise Science Students Hold Bike Rodeo

    April 15, 2011

    Exercise Science Students in the Physical Education Pedagogy (Pre-MAE) track planned and implemented a Bike Rodeo in conjunction with the City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday April 9th.

  • Sport Management Students Organize Family Fishing Extravaganza

    April 14, 2011

    Students enrolled in Advanced Sport Management organized an afternoon of fishing at Spur Pond in Kirksville.  The event was co-sponsored with the Kirksville Parks & Recreation Department and the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Over 125 kids and their families attended the event which also included casting practice and a scavenger hunt.  Poles and bait were […]